Mirlande Wilson Press Conference: No Mega Millions Winning Ticket
Mirlande Wilson's Press Conference Does Not Inspire Confidence in Her Claim that She Won the Mega Millions
Mirlande Wilson, the 37-year-old McDonald's worker from Baltimore who claims to have won the Mega Millions, held a press conference, but did not prove that she really won the Mega Millions in the first place.
Mirlande Wilson seemed to have more important things on her mind: she talked on her mobile phone during her own press conference, but didn't actually address the assembled journalists (all of whom probably felt like whores).
Even her lawyer hasn't seen Wilson's Mega Millions ticket and claims to have no desire to; Mirlande Wilson claims to have hidden it at the McDonald's where she works.
Well, Wilson better have picked a kick-ass hiding place, because her co-workers claim that she stiffed them in their lottery pool. [Update: Melisandre Wilson says she lost the winning lottery ticket. This does not inspire confidence in the veracity of her story, to put it mildly.]
If Mirlande Wilson really did end up with a winning Mega Millions ticket (which, let's be real here, is unlikely at this point), she'd have won over $200 million.
We have trouble believing that a mother of seven who works in the fast-food industry would not be sufficiently motivated to contact Maryland's lottery commission ASAFP.
We're calling this a media stunt, and will happily post a correction if we're wrong.